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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard Due 2010

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940

The incomparable Beaton

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

To accompany the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, held at the NPG in 2005, this article is drawn from Hugo Vickers's authorised biography, Cecil Beaton (1985).

Lady Packer, 1968 Cecil Beaton
Lady Packer, 1968 Cecil Beaton
Lady Packer, 1968 Cecil Beaton

Lady Packer, 1968 Cecil Beaton

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lady Florence Packer 2004

Lady Natasha Johnston, 1968 Cecil Beaton
Lady Natasha Johnston, 1968 Cecil Beaton
Lady Natasha Johnston, 1968 Cecil Beaton

Lady Natasha Johnston, 1968 Cecil Beaton

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Hugo Vickers 2005

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
	 by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2005

Accomplished illustrator, painter, writer and diarist, set designer and one of the most distinguished photographers of the twentieth century, Cecil Beaton is renowned for his portraits of well known faces from the worlds of fashion, literature, and film.

Portrait 17 September - November 2005

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features conservationists Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis, Michael Leunig, legendary photographer Cecil Beaton and more.

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983 (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Max Dupain The Vintage Years

Previous exhibition, 2003

During his long and distinguished career Max Dupain took thousands of photographs of people

Sylvia Breamer, c.1920 Witzel Studios
Sylvia Breamer, c.1920 Witzel Studios
Sylvia Breamer, c.1920 Witzel Studios

Sylvia Breamer, c.1920 Witzel Studios

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.